Art Opening: STOCK | California at Coastline Art Gallery

By Jared Millar

This weekend saw the opening of “STOCK | California” at Coastline College’s Costa Mesa-adjacent gallery which overlooks the (as yet) undeveloped coastal wetlands of the Lower Santa Ana River. Much of the work in the show consists of collage or mixed media, playing with the definition of “stock” that relates to paper stock or card stock.

Standout images include Elena Mary Siff’s playful collages and unique book objects and Julie Easton’s striking construction of burned cigarette papers with iridescent paint. Also on exhibit is work by Colleen Collett, Lisa Dowling, Diana Markessinis, Steven Perlin, Chris Sullivan and Hiromi Takizawa.

A detail of Elena Mary Siff’s collage entitled Nimby Series (Clinton in Car)

Detail of Elena Mary Siff’s collage entitled Nimby Series (Clinton in Car)

 Julie Easton, White Waves (detail), burned cigarette papers

Julie Easton, White Waves (detail), burned cigarette papers

 

Julie Easton, Blistering (detail), mixed media

Julie Easton, Blistering (detail), mixed media

 Elena Mary Siff, Tao Tower #1-3, each a unique book in three parts

Elena Mary Siff, Tao Tower #1-3, each a unique book in three parts

 

Lisa Dowling, Given, mixed media

Lisa Dowling, Given, mixed media

Diana Markessinis’ Fallen Tree Forest, mixed media

Diana Markessinis’ Fallen Tree Forest, mixed media

“STOCK | California” runs through March 8th at the Coastline Art Gallery: 1515 Monrovia Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92663  (714) 241-6213

Hours: Wednesday through Friday noon to 4 p.m. (also open the last Saturday of the exhibition)

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